The ultra-cheap OnePlus smartphones are heading to the US on January 15


As you may recall, OnePlus launched its Nord sub-brand in Europe and Asia last fall, a budget-friendly lineup of smartphones that is poised to compete with many of the cheaper devices that have bene flooding the market lately.

The company has hinted that a few of its Nord devices would eventually be making their way to the US market, but we now have the official launch details for the Oneplus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. Interested buyers will be able to purchase either device, starting on January 15th directly from OnePlus or through T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile.

“The OnePlus Nord N Series represents the next step in our strategy to expand our smartphone offerings to more price points. Now even more users can get a burdenless experience without sacrificing quality.”  – Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO

Priced at $299, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G is a decent smartphone, sporting a Snapdragon 690 SoC with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone features a quad-camera setup on the back with a 64MP main sensor,  119-degree ultrawide camera, macro and depth sensor, along with a 4,300 mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T support. 

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The cheaper OnePlus Nord N100 will sell for $179, but the cheap price tag does come with its fair share of compromises. Powering the phone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6.52-inch display is slightly bigger, but its resolution has been bumped down to HD+ with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The triple camera array o the back includes a 13MP main sensor, accompanied by a depth and macro camera. The phone’s 5,000 mAh battery is quite large, but it’ll be limited to 18W fast charging.

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We doubt these new smartphones will get the same amount of attention as the other devices in OnePlus’ lineup from smartphone enthusiasts, but they could be a great way to introduce new customers to the OnePlus brand.


Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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